Tag: rolex

E49 – Dear Horology Inc., Enough With All The New Watches!

It’s not just COVID-19, it’s the hundreds of watch brands bombarding us with hundreds of “media worthy events” every year that’s a creating clamorous mess. New watches hit the market every day, and it’s exhausting. The decorum and sanity of a reasonable annual release schedule is long gone, but perhaps it’s time for brands to… Read more »

E48 – Wrist-Presence & The Inelegance of Tool Watches

Evolutionary theory suggests that we are drawn to certain people and not others based on hardwired aesthetic judgements wrought over some five-million years. Allen suggests that similar hardwired aesthetics are at play when we judge “wrist presence,” and goes on to suggest that tool watches categorically fail to achieve this elusive quality. A deep dive… Read more »

New Old Stock Watches: What NOS Really Means And How Dealers Abuse the Term

In order for a watch to be legitimately considered New Old Stock it must, by definition, never have been sold at retail. If you’re buying something that’s labeled NOS, then you have to be the first individual consumer to have bought it. Period. If old stock is changing hands between retailers, or even being distributed… Read more »

Hands-On Review – Oris Aquis Date Calibre 400

The Skinny 43.5mm x 13mm 300m water resistance In-house Calibre 400 automatic mechanical with date $3300 US on rubber strap, $3600 US on steel bracelet It’s totally new…on the inside. Oris’ CEO VJ Geronimo recently came on a recent episode of the podcast to talk about a new in-house movement, the Calibre 400. Designed from… Read more »

E47 – Is Your Pilot’s Watch a Nazi Watch? (with Oren Hartov)

We see so many recreations of vintage watches issued to commemorate moments in history, people, wars, accomplishments, and so on. A certain line of WWII pilot’s watch recreations present difficult questions about memorializing the Hitler’s Nazi regime. Israeli paratrooper and military watch expert Oren Hartov joins Allen in an open dialogue which explores numerous angles… Read more »

Tie Me Up With Leather – The Monogamous Wrist, Fall 2020

Seiko SRP143

Our poor wrists bear the literal weight of our horological obsessions, and yet we never hear from them. It’s time to let our wrists speak! ALLEN’S WRIST’S FALL STAPLE Seiko SPB143 62MAS 200m Prospex Diver 40.5m Auto-winding 6-series movement with date $1200 If there’s one thing that makes me happy, it’s Allen pulling out his… Read more »